Bug 533959 - Firefox crashes with Flash plugin, using Firefox from Fedora (NOT downloaded from elsewhere)
Firefox crashes with Flash plugin, using Firefox from Fedora (NOT downloaded ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kai Engert (:kaie)
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-11-09 16:42 EST by Kai Engert (:kaie)
Modified: 2013-02-01 10:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 11:25:46 EDT
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Description Kai Engert (:kaie) 2009-11-09 16:42:16 EST
This is spun-off from bug 505365.
Bug 505365 is for users who download Firefox from mozilla.com.

This bug is for users who strictly use firefox.rpm from Fedora, only.

Many people have reported they crash using firefox.x86_64.rpm from Fedora, combined with a 64 bit flash plugin from Adobe. At this point I assume this crash is caused by a deficiency in the flash software, but it hasn't been confirmed yet.

The suspicion is based on the fact that many flash sites work (simple videos on the youtube site), only some flash content triggers the crash, like:

If you are using a 32 bit firefox.rpm from Fedora with a 32 bit flash plugin, and crash on flash content, please speak up.
Comment 2 Vassilios Kotoulas 2009-11-10 15:50:12 EST
Not only firefox, but any browser I use is crashing with flash which contains sound. flash without sound works mostly

[root@kra:~] uname -a && rpm -qa firefox\* xulrunner\* nss\* nspr\* flash-plugin\*
Linux kra.bla.fasel #1 SMP Tue Nov 3 23:33:04 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

after this I installed nspluginwrapper. now the browser doesn't crash anymore, but flash with sound doesn't work, the window stays grey and syslog say something like this:

kernel: npviewer.bin[19277]: segfault at 0 ip 006689fb sp bff6ae00 error 4 in ld-2.10.1.so[65e000+20000]
Comment 3 Bruno RAMEY 2009-11-14 03:11:46 EST
I have this problem :

my PC is 32 bit :
[bruno@localhost ~]$ uname -ar
Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Tue Nov 3 23:33:04 EST 2009 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

all the stuff came from fedora/rpmfusion :
[bruno@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa firefox\* xulrunner\* nss\* nspr\*

Flash was installed from Adobe repository :
[bruno@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa flash\*

nspluginwrapper is NOT installed

I don't know if it is important or not : I have a file libflashsupport that was installed with Adobe reader. I don't know if it used with Firefox (I don't know how to know !)
[bruno@localhost ~]$ locate libflash

As written in the first comment, some flash site work and other crash Firefox.
few times with www.ebay.fr, more often with www.lefigaro.fr

important : 
1) I'm French ! It's a long way to have a perfect English !
2) I'm new with bugzilla ! but you can ask me to do things ! as far as I can
Comment 4 Carlo de Wolf 2009-11-17 04:07:07 EST
$ uname -a && rpm -qa firefox\* xulrunner\* nss\* nspr\* flash-plugin\* libflash\*|sort
Linux nymph.grauwnet.nerdnet.nl #1 SMP Tue Nov 3 23:33:04 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Comment 5 A. Folger 2009-11-19 10:22:06 EST
I have the same general, but the details differ.

First of all, flash sound works for me (when FF doesn't crash). Then, it religiously crashes on some sites using flash. Emphasis on some. I can access and use YouTube all right, but others cause an immediate crash of XWindow, so that I go back to the kdm/gdm,xdm login screen or to the console.

An example of a site where I crash every time, though sometimes only after a refresh, is http://www.responsa.co.il/default.aspx. I know that most testers will have trouble using it, as it is meant for querying Hebrew texts, but the interface is [available] in English, and since in 99% of cases it crashes immediately, it should be possible to debug without actually using the functions the site offers.

Finally, I noticed some additional weirdness:

* I am using an ATI Radeon 9200SE graphics card. Up until Fedora 10, everything was great; I used the flglx driver. That driver no longer supports my card, so I am now using the radeon driver. All the above problems occur when I use the radeon driver. However, if I configure Xorg to use the vesa driver, Firefox+flash no longer crashes on the problematic web sites. However, that is only a short term solution, as the vesa driver is slow.

* Firefox can grok the flash all right, as it only crashes when the tab with the problematic web site is visible. If I load the tab in the background, FF will load it properly. However, as soon as I select the tab with the problematic web site, the whole house comes down.

I should note that problems started appearing in Fedora 11, when FF would sometimes lock up the screen and keyboard and mouse, necessitating a reboot. However, it was happening more rarely then, so I did not previously file a bug report on that issue. Now, on the other hand, it prevents my normal work.

The files I have installed:
$ uname -a && rpm -qa firefox\* xulrunner\* nss\* nspr\* flash-plugin\* libflash\*|sort
Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Sat Nov 7 21:11:14 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Comment 6 Eddie Lania 2009-11-22 14:37:53 EST
Blacklisted package?

Nov 22 20:24:56 p3000fedora kernel: npviewer.bin[2716] general protection ip:136d04c sp:bfb3ab10 error:0 in libflashplayer.so[ffd000+990000]
Nov 22 20:24:56 p3000fedora abrtd: Directory 'ccpp-1258917896-2716' creation detected
Nov 22 20:24:56 p3000fedora abrtd: Lock file '/var/cache/abrt/ccpp-1258917896-2716.lock' is locked by process 2736
Nov 22 20:24:57 p3000fedora abrt: saved core dump of pid 2716 to /var/cache/abrt/ccpp-1258917896-2716/coredump
Nov 22 20:24:57 p3000fedora abrtd: Blacklisted package
Nov 22 20:24:57 p3000fedora abrtd: Corrupted or bad crash, deleting...
Nov 22 20:25:12 p3000fedora abrtd: Getting crash infos...
Nov 22 20:26:15 p3000fedora abrtd: Creating report...
Nov 22 20:26:15 p3000fedora abrtd: Getting local universal unique identification
Nov 22 20:26:15 p3000fedora abrtd: Getting local universal unique identification
Nov 22 20:26:24 p3000fedora abrtd: Creating report...
Nov 22 20:26:24 p3000fedora abrtd: Getting local universal unique identification
Nov 22 20:26:24 p3000fedora abrtd: Getting local universal unique identification
Comment 7 Vassilios Kotoulas 2010-03-04 15:54:53 EST
The problem is solved for me ... it was a strange solution.

I wanted to try firefox from mozilla.org so I installed 3.6. On the first run firefox did its plugin registration/check/whatever. This didn't help so I decided to stay with firefox from fedora  and restarted 3.5.8 which did a plugin registration again. Suddenly flash worked with sound.
Comment 8 Gene Snider 2010-03-09 13:55:59 EST
Firefox doesn't crash for me, but yesterday's .xsession-errors is large!
-rw-------. 1 gene gene 1616827 Mar  9 10:26 .xsession-errors.save

[gene@Mobile-PC ~]$ grep 'firefox.*XID collision' .xsession-errors.save | wc -lc
  25783 1572763

As you can see, most of the file consists of 25,783 instances of that error FF XID error.  This is a fully updated F13 install, with FF from fedora, and 64 bit flash from Leigh's flash repo.  Here's my file list:

[gene@Mobile-PC ~]$ uname -a && rpm -qa firefox\* xulrunner\* nss\* nspr\* flash-plugin\* libflash\* | sort
Linux Mobile-PC 2.6.33-8.fc13.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Mar 5 13:18:00 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Is there anything I can post to help nail this down?

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